The FreeBSD Project is indebted to the following donors and would like to publically thank them here!
Contributors to the central server project:
The following individuals and businesses made it possible for the FreeBSD Project to build a new central server machine to eventually replace freefall.FreeBSD.org by donating the following items:
ASA Computers donated a Tyan 1662 motherboard.
Jack O'Neill <firstname.lastname@example.org> donated an NCR 53C875 SCSI controller card.
The following individuals and businesses have generously contributed direct funding to the project:
Annelise Anderson <ANDRSN@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU>
Matthew Dillon <dillon@FreeBSD.org>
Sean Eric Fagan <sef@FreeBSD.org>
Don Scott Wilde
Gianmarco Giovannelli <email@example.com>
Josef C. Grosch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Robert T. Morris
Chuck Robey <chuckr@FreeBSD.org>
Dmitry S. Kohmanyuk <email@example.com>
Laser5 of Japan (a portion of the profits from sales of their various FreeBSD CD-ROMs).
Fuki Shuppan Publishing Co. donated a portion of their profits from Hajimete no FreeBSD (FreeBSD, Getting started) to the FreeBSD and XFree86 projects.
ASCII Corp. donated a portion of their profits from several FreeBSD-related books to the FreeBSD project.
Yokogawa Electric Corp has generously donated significant funding to the FreeBSD project.
The following individuals and businesses have generously contributed hardware for testing and device driver development/support:
Walnut Creek CDROM for providing the Pentium P5-90 and 486/DX2-66 EISA/VL systems that are being used for our development work, to say nothing of the network access and other donations of hardware resources.
TRW Financial Systems, Inc. provided 130 PCs, three 68 GB fileservers, twelve Ethernets, two routers and an ATM switch for debugging the diskless code.
Dermot McDonnell donated the Toshiba XM3401B CDROM drive currently used in freefall.
Chuck Robey <firstname.lastname@example.org> contributed his floppy tape streamer for experimental work.
Ernst Winter <email@example.com> contributed a 2.88 MB floppy drive to the project. This will hopefully increase the pressure for rewriting the floppy disk driver. ;-)
Tekram Technologies sent one each of their DC-390, DC-390U and DC-390F FAST and ULTRA SCSI host adapter cards for regression testing of the NCR and AMD drivers with their cards. They are also to be applauded for making driver sources for free operating systems available from their FTP server ftp://ftp.tekram.com/scsi/FreeBSD/.
Larry M. Augustin contributed not only a Symbios Sym8751S SCSI card, but also a set of data books, including one about the forthcoming Sym53c895 chip with Ultra-2 and LVD support, and the latest programming manual with information on how to safely use the advanced features of the latest Symbios SCSI chips. Thanks a lot!
Christoph Kukulies <kuku@FreeBSD.org> donated an FX120 12 speed Mitsumi CDROM drive for IDE CDROM driver development.
Walnut Creek CDROM has donated almost more than we can say (see the history document for more details). In particular, we would like to thank them for the original hardware used for freefall.FreeBSD.org, our primary development machine, and for thud.FreeBSD.org, a testing and build box. We are also indebted to them for funding various contributors over the years and providing us with unrestricted use of their T1 connection to the Internet.
The interface business GmbH, Dresden has been patiently supporting Jörg Wunsch <joerg@FreeBSD.org> who has often preferred FreeBSD work over paywork, and used to fall back to their (quite expensive) EUnet Internet connection whenever his private connection became too slow or flakey to work with it...
Berkeley Software Design, Inc. has contributed their DOS emulator code to the remaining BSD world, which is used in the doscmd command.